John Wall undergoes knee surgery, puts Olympics in doubt
The good news is that his left knee surgery went well, and he’s expected to return for the beginning of next season.
The bad news? He’s probably going to miss out on the Olympics as a result.
According to the Associated Press, the procedure excised “calcific deposits in his left patella tendon,” which will relieve a lot of pain and allow his knee to heal much more easily. Loose bodies were also removed from his right knee.
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The AP notes that the 2016 Rio Olympics are likely out of the question for Wall now. He was one of 30 finalists for the roster.
Wall had a stellar year with the Wizards despite them missing the playoffs. He set career-highs with 19.9 points, 10.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game, as well as a career-high 49 double doubles.